Browsing: Mountain Bike

French Alps
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Chalet de l’Anglettaz

Recently we went hiking with friends all the way to the summit of Le Parmelan (1834 metres) the prominent peak jutting out of the north edge of the Alps a little west of Lake Annecy. It’s a huge, rugged massif with the occasional hiking trail, but not much else. I, of course, was eyeing the cycling possibilities.

French Alps
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Col du Galbier via Col d’Albanne

An alternate route to Col du Galibier from the Maurienne valley without taking Col du Télégraphe – not easy. Map, profiles, photos. Galibier was closed above the tunnel, but I managed to get to the Col.

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Col de Chérel and Col du Plane

Col de Chérel is another little known, deserted, tough, climb, from Lake Annecy. This is a relatively tough, truly quiet, loop in the Bauges Alps. Note: The top several kilometres of both cols are unpaved roads – I had my 29er mountain bike.

French Alps
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Col des Posettes and Col de Balme

A challenging but beautiful little mountain bike ride above Argentière ski station near Chamonix. Map, photos, route description. Cycling in the Alps near Mont Blanc.

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